Trauma-sensitive education has changed the question of looking at a person's behaviors from "What's wrong?" to "What has happened?" In this session, we take it a step further and ask, "What are the strengths of this person?"
In this interactive workshop for all types of educators, we will explore the direct effects of trauma (both big and small) and the neuroscience of the mind-body connection.
- learn about the Polyvagal Theory and the implications of the theory on building positive relationships.
- explore the needs underneath the behaviors and how the Polyvagal Theory can create a deeper understanding of a person's actions.
- learn strategies to stay centered in challenging situations and create the safety needed for real learning to occur.
- understand what is needed to identify strengths
Using a polyvagal informed lens, you can develop an understanding of behaviors and expand your view of strengths to see what is strong in others.
Completion of the course is 1 clock hour CEU
Kathy Magnusson, M.Ed., owner of Wildewood Learning
As a trainer, coach, and speaker, Kathy has worked with educators and youth service professionals worldwide. She is a licensed public school teacher, social and emotional learning specialist, and strengths-based leadership coach. She has provided support to young people and the professionals that serve them for over 25 years.
Monica Cochran, M.Ed, owner of Learning Without Borders
Monica has worked with children, parents, and other adults in a wide variety of educational, hospital, and business settings for over 40 years. She has been active in alternative education since 1978, home-educated two of her children, and has worked with other home educating and distance learning families since 1997.
Full bios can be found on their websites